Educational Development Digest | September 2019

On behalf of the Educational Innovations unit of Academic and Student Affairs of Minnesota State, welcome to start of the 2019-2020 academic year!

In the digest this month, we are highlighting some upcoming opportunities available through the Network for Educational Development including a number of short courses and a series of opportunities to support our commitment to making sure our educational opportunities are accessible to all our learners.

Develop your knowledge, skills, and abilities with Short Courses

Have you attended a webinar or conference and introduced to an idea, concept, or strategy that you’d like to explore more deeply and figure out how to apply in real time in your courses? Are you looking for a structure to support your time and effort around the implementation of a particular idea?

Short courses may be the answer you’ve been looking for as they provide an excellent opportunity to build on and further develop knowledge, skills, and abilities. These courses focus on a specific topic and corresponding evidence-based practices to guide interested participants through activities that prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will be applied directly to their own teaching.

Most short courses are offered online, last no more than 3 weeks, and require 5 hours a week to complete. All Minnesota State faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the free short course offered through the Minnesota State Network for Educational Development (NED).

Search and RSVP for a Short Course on the calendar.

Digital Accessibility Awareness and Skill Development Series

Digital Accessibility Awareness & Skill Development Series

The upcoming Digital Accessibility Awareness and Skill Development Series provides a single access point to explore and sign up for various free faculty development opportunities offered for Minnesota State employees.

View all Digital Accessibility Awareness and Skill Development Series events.

Announcing the “Best of the Minnesota Summit” Webinars

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All Minnesota State employees are welcome to attend at no charge, free monthly webinars on topics related to teaching and learning with technology. These are offered through the Minnesota Learning Commons which sponsors the Minnesota Summit on Learning and Technology conference.

• September 19, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
• October 17, 2019, 3:00–4:00 p.m. CDT
• December 12, 2019, 3:00–4:00 p.m. CST

View all upcoming “Best of the Minnesota Summit” Webinars.

Register for the Faculty Development Listserv

Members of the Faculty Development listserv receive Faculty Development-related communications, and can send emails to the group as well.

How do I join?

Send a blank email to You will receive an email confirming you want to join, an admin will approve your request as quickly as possible.

Also, consider subscribing to the ASA Newsletter by filling in your email in the footer of this page.

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View all upcoming Network for Educational Development Events.

For questions please contact Megan Babel.

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